Justices' App Store Ruling Inspires New Apple Suit

Law360 (May 24, 2019, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this month permitting iPhone users to bring antitrust claims against Apple has inspired its first follow-on lawsuit against the technology giant over commissions charged on apps on the App Store, with a new complaint filed Thursday in California federal court.

iPhone user Edward Lawrence filed a proposed class action his attorney said was directly inspired by the high court's decision in Apple Inc. v. Robert Pepper et al. The justices held 5-4 that because iPhone users pay Apple for apps on the App Store, they are "direct purchasers" able to pursue antitrust claims in federal...

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